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Highly stable photoresponsive complex framework formation involves unusual selective hydrogenation of a pyridine derivative

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7326-7328
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02584A, CommunicationJie Zhang, Jianming Geng, Guiming Zheng, Jingcao Dai, Zhiyong Fu
The self-assembly of the zinc ion with the ligand PYPDB in-situ generated from an unusual selective hydrogenation process produces a highly stable photoactive complex Zn(PYPDB)2 displaying interesting long range electron transfer behavior in the conjugated ring system.
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The use of a Mitsunobu reagent for the formation of heterocycles: a simple method for the preparation of 3-alkyl-5-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2(3H)-ones from carboxylic acids

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7314-7317
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01971G, CommunicationOsamu Sugimoto, Tomoyo Arakaki, Hiroka Kamio, Ken-ichi Tanji
3-Alkyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2(3H)-ones were prepared in a one-pot reaction using carboxylic acids and a Mitsunobu reagent.
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Photochromic-fluorescent-plasmonic nanomaterials: towards integrated three-component photoactive hybrid nanosystems

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7299-7302
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02179G, CommunicationK. Ouhenia-Ouadahi, R. Yasukuni, P. Yu, G. Laurent, C. Pavageau, J. Grand, J. Guerin, A. Leaustic, N. Felidj, J. Aubard, K. Nakatani, R. Metivier
Silica-coated gold nanorods functionalized with grafted fluorescent and photochromic derivatives were synthesized and cross-coupled interactions between plasmonic, photochromic, and fluorescence properties have been demonstrated.
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Multiplex fluorophore systems on DNA with new diverse fluorescence properties and ability to sense the hybridization dynamics

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7273-7276
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01378F, CommunicationDong Gyu Lee, In Sun Kim, Jung Woo Park, Young Jun Seo
We developed a multiplexed fluorophore system on a DNA scaffold (MFD) that produced new and diverse fluorescence properties and these special fluorescence properties could be controlled by the hybridization pattern and were therefore dependent on the structural changes in DNA.
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B(C6F5)3 promoted cyclisation of internal propargyl esters: structural characterisation of 1,3-dioxolium compounds

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7243-7245
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01370K, CommunicationMax M. Hansmann, Rebecca L. Melen, Frank Rominger, A. Stephen K. Hashmi, Douglas W. Stephan
Internal propargyl esters react with B(C6F5)3 to give zwitterionic dioxolium heterocycles; the structures and mechanism of formation are considered in the light of DFT calculations.
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Self-assembly of a neutral platinum(II) complex into highly emitting microcrystalline fibers through metallophilic interactions

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7269-7272
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01045K, CommunicationMatteo Mauro, Alessandro Aliprandi, Cristina Cebrian, Di Wang, Christian Kubel, Luisa De Cola
The solvent-assisted self-assembly of a blue-emitting neutral platinum(II) complex into micrometer-long and highly crystalline fibers has been achieved.
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Detection of ozone based on its striking inhibition of tris(1,10-phenanthroline)ruthenium(II)/glyoxal electrochemiluminescence

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01605J, CommunicationWenjing Qi, Zhongyuan Liu, Jianping Lai, Wenyue Gao, Xiaoyun Liu, Min Xu, Guobao Xu
Ozone unexpectedly dramatically suppresses the ECL of Ru(phen)32+/glyoxal at an ozone/glyoxal ratio of less than 0.5%, enabling the sensitive and facile detection of ozone.
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Extending FRET cascades on linear DNA photonic wires

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7246-7249
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01072H, CommunicationChristopher M. Spillmann, Susan Buckhout-White, Eunkeu Oh, Ellen R. Goldman, Mario G. Ancona, Igor L. Medintz
Photonic wires were constructed by sequentially arranging up to 7 fluorophores along a concatenated DNA scaffold to yield nanostructures with six energy transfer steps. The underlying photophysics show long-range interactions compensating for localized non-ideal dye behaviour.
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The versatility of furfuryl alcohols and furanoxonium ions in synthesis

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7223-7242
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01196A, Feature ArticleMatthew J. Palframan, Gerald Pattenden
Substituted furfuryl alcohols are extraordinarily versatile starting materials in synthesis.
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Immobilizing Ni nanoparticles to mesoporous silica with size and location control via a polyol-assisted route for coking- and sintering-resistant dry reforming of methane

16 June, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7250-7253
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01441C, CommunicationTing Xie, Liyi Shi, Jianping Zhang, Dengsong Zhang
Highly dispersed Ni nanoparticles in mesoporous silica were achieved via using polyol as new delivery conveyors and removable carbon templates.
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Ditopic boronic acid and imine-based naphthalimide fluorescence sensor for copper(II)

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03453H, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Meng Li, Haobo Ge, Rory L. Arrowsmith, Vincenzo Mirabello, Stanley W. Botchway, Weihong Zhu, Sofia I. Pascu, Tony D. James
Copper ions are essential for many biological processes.
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A photothermal cell viability-reporting theranostic nanoprobe for intraoperative optical ablation and tracking of tumors

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01823K, CommunicationShuqi Wu, Shoufa Han, Jiahuai Han, Xinhui Su
A photothermal acid-responsive nanoprobe was developed for intraoperative detection and photothermal killing of tumors, and tracking of therapeutic effects.
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NH3 treatment of TiO2 nanotubes: from N-doping to semimetallic conductivity

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02069C, CommunicationShaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, Robert Hahn, Ning Liu, Robin Kirchgeorg, Seulgi So, Patrik Schmuki, Sulaiman N. Basahel, Salem M. Bawaked
Synthesis of TiN nanotube arrays with metal-like conductivity.
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Convergent heteroditopic cyclo[6]aramides as macrocyclic ion-pair receptors for constructing [2]pseudorotaxanes

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02557A, CommunicationJinchuan Hu, Long Chen, Jie Shen, Jian Luo, Pengchi Deng, Yi Ren, Huaqiang Zeng, Wen Feng, Lihua Yuan
By removing two intramolecular hydrogen bonds, cyclo[6]aramides are demonstrated to serve as convergent heteroditopic receptors with amide groups as the only functionality for organic ion pair recognition.
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Charge state-dependent catalytic activity of [Au25(SC12H25)18] nanoclusters for the two-electron reduction of dioxygen to hydrogen peroxide

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01841A, CommunicationYizhong Lu, Yuanyuan Jiang, Xiaohui Gao, Wei Chen
The electrocatalytic activity of [Au25(SC12H25)18] clusters for H2O2 production from O2 is dependent on the charge state (-1, 0 and +1), and the maximum H2O2 production ([similar]90%) is from the negative one.
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Facile synthesis of 3D Pd-P nanoparticle networks with enhanced electrocatalytic performance towards formic acid electrooxidation

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03282A, CommunicationJingfang Zhang, You Xu, Bin Zhang
3D Pd-P nanoparticle networks (NNs) have been successfully synthesized using a facile one-step soft-template-assisted method. The as-prepared Pd-P NNs exhibit markedly improved activity and stability towards formic acid electrooxidation over Pd NNs, commercial Pd/C and Pd-P nanoparticle aggregates (NAs).
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Control of emission colour with N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands in phosphorescent three-coordinate Cu(I) complexes

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7176-7179
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02037E, CommunicationValentina A. Krylova, Peter I. Djurovich, Brian L. Conley, Ralf Haiges, Matthew T. Whited, Travis J. Williams, Mark E. Thompson
A series of three phosphorescent mononuclear (NHC)-Cu(I) complexes were prepared and characterized.
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Convenient detection of HPV virus in a clinical sample using concurrent rolling circle and junction probe amplifications

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7147-7149
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02532F, CommunicationLei Yan, Kailong Liu, Herman O. Sintim
Concurrent cleavage of genomic duplex DNA using a cocktail of restriction endonucleases, ligation, rolling circle amplification and junction probe amplification and detection facilitated the detection of HPV virus in a clinical swab under isothermal conditions in a single tube.
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LiFePO4 nanoparticles encapsulated in graphene nanoshells for high-performance lithium-ion battery cathodes

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7117-7119
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02123A, CommunicationHuilong Fei, Zhiwei Peng, Yang Yang, Lei Li, Abdul-Rahman O. Raji, Errol L. G. Samuel, James M. Tour
LiFePO4 encapsulated graphene nanoshells have been prepared by solid state reaction and show superior Li+ storage properties.
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Upon the photostability of 8-nitro-cGMP and its caging as a 7-dimethylaminocoumarinyl ester

12 June, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7120-7123
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02828G, CommunicationAyan Samanta, Martin Thunemann, Robert Feil, Thorsten Stafforst
3[prime or minute],5[prime or minute]-Cyclic 8-nitro-GMP is photolabile, nevertheless, its photoactivation from a coumarinyl ester was achieved and applied in a phosphorylation assay.
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